Variations on a Stripe

Variations on a Stripe

Earlier in 2012, Frances Perkins gave a talk and demonstration to the club detailing how to create some interesting effects using various stripes.

You now can download her notes: Variation on a stripe by Frances.

In addition, here are some more photographs of these techniques. I tried them by following Frances’ notes. Using my very old Knitmaster 155 Chunky, this shows up the stitches more clearly in the photos.(Ed.)

Multiple latch Cast On

Multiple latch cast on

Multiple latch cast on using ribbon yarn

This was an experiment that gave good results – a royal blue ribbon yarn was used to do two rows of latching after the cast on rows. It made a really outstanding 3-D effect.
I found I needed extra weights whilst latching on behind the existing cast on to stop the yarn jumping out of the hooks on my chunky. (Ed.)

Tuck Trim

Tuck Trim

Tuck Trim from Frances’ instructions

This was very easy on a punch card machine using a card with alternate holes punched (locked on the first row). It worked well on the 12 stitch punch card Knitmaster 155.
Toning or contrasting colours could be used. The colours here were chosen to show off the technique not to be harmonious…(Ed.)

Annabels Trim



This gives an interesting slightly ridged effect. Idea for children’s and baby clothes as well as the edgings for adults garments.(Ed.)

Lacey Stripe

Lacey Stripe

Lacey Stripe with alternate needles transferred to make holes.

Here the stitches were transferred by hand as I do not have a lace carriage with the chunky machine. Easy to do. Bring forward the alternate needles before transferring to check you have selected the correct ones.
In the chunky version, the holes might be rather too big for a baby’s garment as they could catch their little fingers in them.(Ed.)

Programme During Covid-19 Pandemic

The club is meeting regularly - online - we have monthly Zoom coffee mornings on the second Wednesday of the month at 10:30 where we do a "show and tell" session and keep up to date with our members.

Due to the age profile of the membership there is not much likelihood of us having any face to face meetings in the foreseeable future. But we are considering having more content in our online meetings.

If you have not joined in so far it is very straightforward, Margaret sends out an email with a link and you need to click on it. It may ask you for the password which is in the email. You will need a device with a working camera if you are going to show anything you've made. A laptop computer, tablet computer or iPad are best but even a smartphone is possible.